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Sri Lanka

At our library, get access to hundreds of print and electronic reference and language resources, browse through the internet, unwind with the latest PS4 games, or attend one of the library’s many events. Our friendly and professional staff is eager to serve you. Welcome to the library of the Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka!

Library Service Updates


Keeping all necessary COVID protocols in mind, the library will be open to the public on weekdays from 09:30 am - 06:00 pm.

The available services include:
  • Material issue and return
  • Shelf browsing
  • Internet access
  • Seating availibility
  • PS4 Gaming Facility

Our Offers

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The library is open to the public, for anyone who wants to use its books and media or seeks information related to Germany.

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The virtual library allows you to borrow digital media over the free-of-charge platform.

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Browse our catalog and discover the current selection of print and audiovisual media in German and English.

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Digital Library

BibToGo is the Goethe-Institut library app and your personal library account. It provides all services of our library at your fingertips, anytime and anywhere. Download BibToGo now to your mobile device and carry our entire library in your pocket. Just search for BibToGo on Google Play / App Store.

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Translation Funding

The Translation Funding program supports the publication of books by German authors in another language.

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Service and Partnerships

Resource sharing, events, specialist information and cooperation services for librarians.

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Library Visits

The library offers library visits and guided tours for schools, German language learners, and institutions and groups.


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Frankfurt Book Fair 2021

We look forward to being present at the Frankfurt book fair again: From 20 to 24 October 2021, you will find us in hall 3.1, stand D 102. Go live with us: From Wednesday through Saturday, we interview inspirational authors, these events will subsequently be published on this website. 

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Lese-Literati is a series of storytelling that celebrates readers, book-lovers, and writers, while seeking to inspire, explore, and entertain. 

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Read and Work

As the saying goes: Sometimes you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone. As the Frankfurt Book Fair kicks off, Christoph Schröder takes a somewhat wistful look back at the good old book fair days – and though he’s looking forward to this year’s fair, his hopes are pinned on the next. 


Children`s Book Project © EL BOUM

Vision's for Children's Books

The focus of the project lies on representation regarding children of colour – always with an intersectional approach. With the term “intersectional” we mean the way in which different types of discrimination (i.e. unfair treatment because of racism, sexism, classism, ableism etc.) are linked to and affect each other.



Marie Waarlo
Head Information & Library
Tel: +94 11 2694562 ext. 30

Dhammika Kodithuwakku
Tel: +94 11 2694562